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New Milwaukee signing Matthew Dellavedova says he cant wait to link up with fellow Australian Thon Maker at the Bucks. Green Maple Leafs Jerseys .Dellavedova, 25, has endured a hectic post-season after winning the NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers, enjoying hearty celebrations with the Cavs, then signing a $US38.4 million deal with the Bucks.After flying back to Australia, he then had to quickly return to the U.S for a medical at Milwaukee, before flying back home again for the Boomers training camp ahead of the Rio Olympic Games.The guard watched the Boomers physical scrimmage at Caulfield Grammar on Saturday from the sidelines, and said his whirlwind off-season still hadnt really sunk in.He added he was looking forward to linking up with 7-foot-1, 216-pound power forward Maker, who was the bolter of last months NBA draft when he was snapped up by the Bucks at pick No.10.Its been very busy, it hasnt fully sunk in yet - [I] havent had time to think about it, Dellavedova said of the developments since Game 7 of the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors.All the travel isnt ideal with the Boomers camp starting, and having to miss a day or two but [coach] Andrej [Lemanis] and the boys were understanding of that.I have text him [Maker], saying Im excited to play with you and good luck at Summer League. He text me back and Im looking forward to meeting him. Ive never met him before, so Im looking forward to getting to know him.Maker didnt need long to impress his new team, notching a 15-point, 13-rebound double-double in his first Summer League hit-out.Dellavedova, wants to set up a recovery basement when he finds a new home in Milwaukee, said he hoped to add leadership at the Bucks.To ... win a title, its been a journey and its only going to get more interesting at Milwaukee, he said.Theyre a good young team that will bring in some more veteran guys - Im a veteran now, and thats a role Im looking forward to, the opportunity to challenge myself as a leader, because thats what I do pretty well as a point guard on the court, so [I] cant wait to get started with them.Dellavedovas move from the NBA champions became official when the Cavs agreed to an exchange for Albert Miralles and cash considerations.He?has career averages of 5.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 215 games over three seasons with Cleveland and is coming off a season with career bests of 7.5 points, 4.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds. Womens Maple Leafs Jerseys . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. Cheap Maple Leafs Jerseys .C. -- Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said after all of these years in the NBA hes still amazed at some of the things LeBron James does. . Miller reached right to deflect Mikhail Grabovskis attempt with just over 2 minutes remaining in regulation, and then made two more saves in the shootout Sunday to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the postseason, managers arent always saving their best for last.Closers have taken the mound for five-out saves, in non-save situations and even as early as the fifth inning so far in the 2016 playoffs. In one perplexing case, the best closer in baseball this season didnt take the mound at all.No longer is it easy for a manager to merely hand the ball to his closer for three outs in the ninth. Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon considers managing the bullpen his biggest concern on a daily basis, and its all magnified in October when one decision backfiring can mean the end of the line.Thats what happened when Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter used six other relievers in an 11-inning loss at the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL wild-card game, leaving Zach Britton in the bullpen despite the All-Star closers 47 for 47 save success rate and 0.54 ERA in the regular season. Showalter was immediately second-guessed by everyone except his fellow managers who know their next call to the bullpen could be scrutinized just as much.I never question what anyone else does because youve got to make tough decisions, said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, who got a five-out save and a six-out win from closer Roberto Osuna in the AL Division Series against Texas. You know what, most people dont ever agree with your decisions regardless.Showalter said playing on the road and the course of the game affected the decision-making process, not his philosophy. Across the majors, traditional closer practices are being challenged.In Game 1 of the Indians ALDS against the Boston Red Sox, Clevelands Terry Francona brought Andrew Miller into the game in the fifth inning because hes really good. Miller threw two scoreless innings and got the victory, brushing off the idea that what he did was unprecedented.The playoffs are a different animal, Miller said. Theres 30 closers, and most teams have a setup man. Theres seven (relievers) for most teams. The other five guys have to pitch from the first inning to the ninth every day. ... Whenever Tito asks anybody to pitch, were all going to be ready to go.Maddon tends to be less tolerant in the playoffs than usual and everyone has a shorter leash. Rookie Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has learned quickly that this time of year, you act a little more aggressively.Francona going to Miller in the fifth was about as aggressive as it comes, though players wonder if its more the start of a trend than aan anomaly. Maple Leafs Jerseys Store. Bullpens are being used a lot differently than they have in the past, as far as when youre going to use guys and when youre going to get your closer in the game for five outs, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said. The whole closer-pitches-the-ninth-inning thing, (it) doesnt mean those are always the biggest three outs of the game. Sometimes those three outs come in the eighth or the seventh.After preparing him with inning-plus saves during the season, Roberts wasnt afraid to use closer Kenley Jansen for two outs in the eighth and then three in the ninth in the Dodgers win over the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of the NLDS. That same night, the Nationals Dusty Baker put closer Mark Melancon in while trailing in the ninth to get important outs and give his team a better chance.Days off during the playoffs make it different than the regular season as far as bullpen usage, Baker said. Then theres also the immediacy of the situation that takes over.Theres in essence no tomorrow, Red Sox manager John Farrell said. So you may have the ability and the luxury to be a little bit quicker with some of your decisions, not balancing recovery or rest.Roberts bases decisions off his staff, his pitching coach and his gut. Sometimes a managers gut backfires, like when the New York Mets Terry Collins put closer Jeurys Familia into a tied NL wild-card game and watched as he allowed a three-run homer to the San Francisco Giants Conor Gillaspie.Hes got 51 saves and over 90 saves in two years? Ill take that, said Collins, while acknowledging Familias three blown saves against the Kansas City Royals in the 2015 World Series. He was the guy I wanted out there in the ninth inning, and well try to do a better job to make sure hes a little more rested going into the postseason.With no perfect recipe for relief, managers often resort to using top-tier starters out of the bullpen. The Blue Jays did it with David Price and the Mets with Noah Syndergaard last year, and over time that strategy has had mixed success.Managers generally want to put their players in the best positions to succeed. What pitchers want is the ball when it matters, no matter the situation.To me it doesnt matter -- sometimes it is in the seventh or the eighth, those might be the toughest times, Jansen said. Youve just got to put in your best pitcher. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '